Infectious Diseases

July 16th, 2014

Decision looming in HIV CHIPS case

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A Brownsdale couple in court because of their child’s medical conditions and their views toward his HIV treatment should soon know if they retain full custody…Yet earlier Monday, Jones questioned Dr. W. Charles Huskins, a Mayo Clinic expert in pediatric infectious disease who was on call when Rico was born, about concerns the clinic staff […]

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Tags: Austin Daily Herald, Dr. W. Charles Huskins, HIV CHIPS, HIV treatment, pediatric infectious disease, risk-reducing drugs


December 13th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    December 13, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, AIDS, Altru Health System, American Society of Hematology, Anastrozole, AP, Arimidex, ASH, Asperger's, Associated Press, Austin Public Schools, BBC


September 26th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    September 27, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABCnews.com, Affordable care act, Arizona State University, ASU Insight, Batman, blood biomarker, Bob Nellis, Breast Cancer, CDC, Chris Gade, CNBC


September 6th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    September 6, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: 10 min mark), ABC NEWS (AP), alzheimer's disease, Arizona Central, Arizona Daily Sun, Bob Nellis, Boston Globe, CNET, Discovery News, Dr. Bert Vargas, Dr. Gregory Poland, Dr. Ron Petersen


June 21st, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

     June 21, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thanks to Kelley Luckstein for serving as […]

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Tags: American Medical Association, American News Report, Anesthesiology, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CBS New, CBS News, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chronic pain, Dermatology, Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Dr. Jerry D. Brewer, Dr. Michael Joyner


April 15th, 2013

Minnesota disease experts watching China closely (Video)

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Concern, but not alarm. Not yet. That’s how Dr. Gregory Poland, the head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, sums up his reaction to the discovery of the H7N9 influenza in China. “If we were to see cases outside of China or in the US, or evidence of human-to-human transmission, then I think it would be […]

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Tags: China, Dr. Gregory Poland, H7N9 influenza, KARE 11, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, preventable disease, vaccine


April 1st, 2013

Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds…”It’s not clear why these antihistamines increase the risk of C. difficile infection, because gastric acid does not affect C. difficile spores,” senior author Dr. Larry Baddour, an infectious diseases expert, said in a Mayo […]

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Tags: antihistimines, C. difficile infection, diarrhea, Dr. Larry Baddour, gastric acid, HealthDay, reduce stomach acid, vegetative form


March 18th, 2013

Superbugs: Should You Be Worried?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Though the germs are spread by person-to-person contact, it’s very unlikely that they would cause an infection in an otherwise healthy individual…That said, if you happen to go to the hospital, make sure to ask any doctor or nurse who touches you to wash their hands, Herrera says. It sounds like a simple request, but […]

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Tags: catheters, CRE, Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, germs, infection, IVs, Prevention, superbug


February 4th, 2013

With river blindness, ‘you never sleep’

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The machete blades turned red with heat in the fire that the rubber workers built on a Liberia plantation, Thomas Unnasch remembers from a visit in the 1980s. This was how the men tried to quell the intense itchiness that comes with river blindness, a rare tropical disease…There is no vaccine for river blindness, but […]

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Tags: CNN, ivermectin, Liberia, river blindness


January 30th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Recognized as Center for Regional TB Training

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recognized the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic as a Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center. The designation will make the Mayo Clinic responsible for developing new and enhanced training and technical support for public health and medical professionals in an 11-state area, News-Medical.net reports. Vaccine News Daily by Paul […]

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Tags: enhanced training, News-Medical.net, public health, Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center, technical support, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine News Daily


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